CATRIONA MACDONALD T: 07901003910 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.catrionamacdonald.tumblr.com
EDUCATION Establishment Name University of Strathclyde Chalmers University of Technology
Location Glasgow, UK Gothenburg, SWE
Start Date Sept 2012 Aug 2012
End Date Sept 2013 Jan 2013
University of Strathclyde Nicolson Institute
Glasgow, UK Stornoway, UK
Sept 2007 Aug 2003
May 2012 May 2007
Subject(s) Studied Adv. Architectural Des. Architectural Studies
Level Masters BSc (Honours)
Art and Design Modern Studies English Mathematics Gaidhlig Chemistry Geography English Mathematics Gaidhlig French Physics Chemistry History Art and Design
Grade Distinction 1
Achieved 2013 2012
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WORK HISTORY Lateral North, Glasgow, Scotland Co-Founder
May 2013 - ongoing
Lateral North is a research and design collective established by myself and three colleagues based in Glasgow, Scotland. Investigating at international, national and local level scenarios for a future Scotland, we are also interested in undertaking small-scale projects and design work, together with re-imagining and translating research projects in collaboration with professionals and academics.
W O R K H I S T O R Y (CONTINUED) IFHP, Gothenburg, Sweden Assistant / Guide
Organised and accompanied groups of delegates and members attending the 2012 conference in Gothenburg; with groups of approximately 30 delegates travelling to various locations across the city to attend site visits. Responsibility for recording, summarising and reporting presentations and discussions on site to conference organisers.
AcerMetric Ltd. Advisor
Approached by Acermetric Ltd, an applied engineering design and development intellectual property company, to advise on the presentation of new modular construction techniques to put forward to clients. This involved research and investigation and application of visual communication skills.
Talent Scotland, Stornoway Isle of Lewis Undergraduate Placement Scheme
Dec 2010-Aug 2011
Involved familiarisation with business plans and funding applications. Completed a week-long residential training course in Inverness which involved learning about interview skills, basic accounting skills, creating business models and marketing plans. These skills were then to be implemented within the company (Anderson Associates) to produce a timber kit housing package as part of a subsidiary company.
Anderson Associates, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Post-Part 1 Architectural Assistant
Jun 2010-Aug 2011
Employed April 2010 at Anderson Associates architectural practice for Year-Out work placement. Solely responsible for drawing output of office. Gained experience in all stages of RIBA Plan of Work; conducted site surveys; attended site meetings, with responsibility for Minutes; liaised with engineers, Planning Officers and Building Control and contractors (including kit manufacturers, plumbers and electricians). Familiar with the production of both Planning and Building Warrant drawing packages. Gained experience in working with Historic Scotland and within basic conservation parameters. Experience with working for a varied client base, from local authority/social housing to private clients. On numerous occasions had responsibility for running the office. Final report feedback was extremely positive and rated my contribution as excellent.
BP shellSTEP, Ness, Isle of Lewis Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust)
Jun 2009-Sep 2009
Involved researching/gathering information on the structural and architectural composition of the local housing stock from the Butt of Lewis to Upper Barvas; statistical and data analysis; use of spreadsheets; making decisions; contacting different sources; communicating within a group and finally, presenting written and verbal report to panel including local authority and business representatives.
Lews Castle College, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Greenspace Research Ltd / URRAS Oighreachd Ghabhsainn Researcher
Jun 2008-Aug 2008
Involved researching/gathering information on the structural and architectural composition of the local housing stock from the Butt of Lewis to Upper Barvas; statistical and data analysis; use of spreadsheets; making decisions; contacting different sources; communicating within a group and finally, presenting written and verbal report to representatives from Greenspace,
UOG and local authority. Familiarisation with community heating schemes and sustainable/ renewable heating systems.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Interests and Hobbies Art, architecture, reading, languages, music and participating in sport. I particularly enjoy travelling and spent 6 months in Gothenburg, Sweden in an exchange with Chalmers University of Technology.
Driving Licence Full/ UK
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Winner of Patrick Geddes Memorial Prize 2012 Invited to take part in International Design Summit 2012 Took part in Talent Scotland Graduate Programme (2010/11) Work shadowing placement with Alex Murray Construction (April 2010) Computer Skills: Competent Competent in the use of Adobe Design package (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Competent in the use of Google Sketchup software Completed three-day course using Revit 3-D Modelling package (2008) Developing use of ArchiCAD Competed in BP ShellSTEP business programme (2009) Former member of Junior Board for National Museums of Scotland (4 years) Nicolson Institute Subject Prize Winner: 2005- Maths; Chemistry; Art and Design; Gaidhlig Dux of Lionel School 2003 Dynamic Youth Awards: Progressed to Silver Award 2007 Competed at National Badminton Academy as member of Western Isles Team
REFERENCES Available on request